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energy. you can see our entire interview online at nbr.com. also online, how do long-term investors fit into the market in this age of high-frequency trading? visit nbr.com. tomorrow on nbr, home prices aren't the only things going up in housing-- the cost of land also is on the rise. and the latest efforts for parents and students to make better financial decisions when it comes to paying for college. could this hail mary pass force a breakthrough in one of the country's highest profile labor disputes? a blown call by the replacement referees in the final play of monday night's nfl game gave the win to seattle over green bay. the regular refs have been off the field over a contract fight, rick horrow points out one key group with millions of dollars at risk has been silent. >> the nfl's referee lockout reached its tipping point last night with one of the most controversial game endings in league history. the green bay packers lost the game, but the biggest loser might be the nfl brand. however, one group of stakeholders that has remained quiet in the replacement ref debate is the spons
>> this is n.b.r. >> tom: good evening. i'm tom hudson. from china and japan to europe, fresh signs of slowing economies raise new worries about global growth. >> susie: i'm susie gharib. the american government borrows billions from china, is it a threat or smart business? we continue our focus on the national debt. >> tom: and on capitol hill, new questions about the role of high frequency trading and u.s. markets. >> susie: that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! >> tom: there was more evidence today of the struggling global economy. stocks around the globe sank on weak japanese trade figures, as well as a drop in chinese manufacturing activity for the eleventh straight month. the news here wasn't better. the conference board's index of leading economic indicators edged down a 0.1% in august, suggesting growth will stay sluggish in the second half. so, it's no surprise that the international monetary fund announced today it plans to cut its global growth forecast by a few decimal points when it releases its report next month. the i.m.f.'s currently forecast calls for growth of 3.5% th
>> this is nbr. >> tom: good evening. i'm tom hudson. susie has the night off. housing prices continue rising and consumers become more confident-- two bright spots of the economy. was the bank bailout overdone? hear what a former top regulator says about the rescue. former fdic chairman sheila bair joins us. and if american airlines and its pilots strike a deal tomorrow, it could mean fewer delays for customers and the company's bankruptcy. that and more tonight on nbr! captioning sponsored by wpbt >> tom: some encouraging news tonight for the housing market and consumer confidence. first, housing-- a measurement of prices in 20 cities across the country rose four tenths of a percent in july. that's the sixth straight month of gains for the s&p case- shiller home price index. and consumer's are feeling more optimistic. the conference board's confidence index rose to 70.3 in september, marking its highest level since february. these two groups, consumers and housing, are significant because of their influence over the entire economy. >> with the improvement in consumer confide
us he's staying put as he rolls out the new ford fusion. >> tom: that and more tonight on "n.b.r." seeing the world one box or envelope at a time gives a company a unique perspective on the global economy. today, that company is fed-ex,รงรณ and the picture it paints isn't encouraging. the shipping giant saw its fiscal first-quarter profit drop 1%. it also lowered its earnings outlook for the rest of the year. fedex now expects full year earnings to be a maximum of $6.60 a share. that's much lower than the guidance it gave in june. as erika miller reports, that forecast is not just bad news for transportation companies, fedex's gloomier outlook casts a shadow over just about every industry. >> reporter: fedex is no ordinary stock. the company delivers packages to over 220 countries, reaching 95% of global g.d.p. >> fedex has a good view into every aspect of the global economy, and what they are saying is that it's slow everywhere. >> reporter: fedex is also watched closely because it has an unusual fiscal year. it wrapped up its first quarter on august 31. so today's report gives
>> this is nbr. captioning sponsored by wpbt >> susie: i'm susie gharib. september is historically the worst month for stocks. what can investors expect this time around? >> tom: i'm tom hudson. the democratic national convention is underway in north carolina. we talk with austan goolsbee. he's the chief economist on the president's economic recovery board. >> susie: and gas prices are up, but consumers were scrambling to buy new cars. we'll find out why auto sales were so revved up in august. >> tom: that and more tonight on nbr! >> susie: back to business, back to school, and back to another cautious day on wall street. stocks were mixed on this first trading day of september as investors sorted through a new batch of economic numbers. manufacturing activity in the u.s. dropped for the third straight month. the institute of supply management's gauge of manufacturing slipped in august to 49.6, the lowest reading in two years. american factories have been a critical source of new jobs. a separate report showed that spending on construction projects in july dropped. that decline com
>> this is n.b.r. >> tom: good evening. i'm tom hudson. susie is off tonight. from wall street to washington to emerging nations around the globe, the markets are waiting for the federal reserve to act this week. congress is back in session, but not much action expected there between now and the end of the year. and they're onontrtre e chicago, t tchchs there aree walking the picket line for the first time in 25 years. that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! we begin tonight with a count- down. not to the fiscal cliff, or election day. of more immediate focus for investors, the federal reserve decision about more help for the economy, coming in three days. the u.s. central bank holds a two-day policy meeting this week, ending thursday afternoon, perhaps by announcing more stimulus. stock investors today were tentative ahead of the meeting. the dow slipped 52 points. the nasdaq lost about 32 and the s&p 500 dipped nearly nine. we start with suzanne pratt looking at what options remain for the fed, and how investors might react to them. >> reporter: as has been the case frequently thi
captioning sponsored by wpbt >> this is n.b.r. >> tom: good evening. i'm tom hudson. hiring slows in august. just 96,000 jobs are added to payrolls. and that puts more pressure on the federal reserve to act when it meets next week. >> susie: i'm susie gharib. intel warns about chip sales and analysts blame it on the shift to tablet computing. >> tom: he's "n.b.r.'s" longest running market monitor guest and he's been in the bull camp for three years. tonight investech's james stack tells us why he's pulling in his horns. >> susie: that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! >> tom: hiring stalled in august. expectations were for robust job growth last month. but, susie, when the numbers were added up, they fell way short. >> susie: tom, today's disappointing jobs report is fueling speculation the federal reserve will have to step in to further stimulate the economy. here's a closer look at the job numbers: businesses added only 96,000 new jobs to payrolls last month: economists were expecting 125,000. meanwhile, the unemployment rate slipped to 8.1%: down from 8.3% in july. >> susie: but, t
>> this is n.b.r. >> susie: good evening, i'm susie gharib. apple takes the wraps off a new razzle dazzle phone. is the excitement for the iphone 5 hype, or a gamechanger? >> tom: i'm tom hudson. a game changer in the defense industry, two of europe's biggest players look to join forces, just as the u.s. defense industry prepares to slim down. >> susie: the latest census numbers are in, and a record 46 million people remain below the poverty line. >> tom: that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! >> susie: thinner, faster, taller. we're talking about apple's hotly anticipated iphone 5. it was unveiled today in san francisco, and investors were impressed, juicing the shares up to $669 a share. but does the new device live up to the hype? erika miller takes a closer look at whether the new iphone will be fruitful for apple. >> reporter: this is the new device that could upset the apple cart in the smartphone industry. apple c.e.o. tim cook unveiled the iphone 5 in san francisco. and it has new features designed to fend off competition from rival android phones. >> it is an absolute jewel. i
>> this is n.b.r. >> tom: good evening, i'm tom hudson. susie has the night off. calls for a sustained global economic rebound, not a bounce, as world economies slow. from higher minimum balances, to rising fees for a.t.m.'s and overdrafts, a new survey shows free checking is anything but. and apple sells five million iphone 5's over the weekend, but some expected more. that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! >> tom: u.s. investors began the week focused again on the global economy. the latest sign of worry: business confidence fell in germany for a fifth straight month in september. the international monetary fund today called on the international community to help finance the bailouts of euro- zone countries. that had u.s. markets following global markets lower. the dow fell 20 points, the nasdaq lost 19 and the s&p was down three. those worries in europe, are part of the reason the international monetary fund is shaving it's outlook for the global economy. the i.m.f.'s managing director says the trend has been clearly heading down. and, as darren gersh reports, she is cal
% for the s&p 500. will it hold? that depends on the global economy. suzanne pratt, nbr, new york. >> tom: still ahead, as the debate over mitt romney's taxes shows, not all income is taxed the same. why how much you pay in taxes depends on how you make your money. four years ago this month, the economy was in a freefall. lehman brothers had collapsed and credit markets seized up. a.i.g. was rescued by the federal reserve. the tarp program spent billions bailing out banks, and the federal deposit insurance corporation helped save citigroup. sheila bair was among those making the decisions. she was the chairman of the fdic and has written about the financial crisis in a new book, "bull by the horns. " she join us tonight from the nasdaq. sheila, congratulations on the book. quite a read to relive those days and months four years ago. after all the billions of dollars spent and the millions of homes foreclosed on, you wrote, i wonder if we overreacted. you say the generosity of the response troubles you, why? >> the generosity of the banks. we clearly needed to do something. weeshtd have do
captioning sponsored by wpbt >> this is n.b.r. >> tom: good evening. i'm tom hudson. convincing talk from ben bernanke today that the federal reserve is ready to act to boost the economy. >> susie: i'm susie gharib. investors around the globe welcome the fed chairman's speech with a spirited rally. >> tom: planes, trains and automobiles. 33 million americans are heading out for the holiday. the travel outlook for labor day and beyond. >> susie: that and more tonight on n.b.r.! >> susie: ben bernanke made a strong case today that the u.s. economy needs more stimulus and he's ready to give it another dose to boost growth. his message was clear and delivered with conviction. investors around the world had been waiting eagerly to hear the fed chairman's speech in jackson hole wyoming and stocks in the u.s. rallied in reaction. here are the highlights: bernanke said even though the economy has benefited from fed policies over the past few years. the outlook is still quote "far from satisfactory." he described the high unemployment rate a grave concern. he believes the fed should cont
>> this is n.b.r. >> tom: i'm tom hudson. susie is off tonight. apple's expected to debut the i- phone 5 tomorrow. it may be technology's next big thing, but its influence extends well beyond apple. from freight to fashion to semiconductors-- three major bellwethers have warned recently about their financial forecasts. is corporate profit growth cracking? and another warning about the fiscal cliff-- find a solution or risk a lower credit rating for america. that and more tonight on nbr! in less than 24 hours, we'll get our first peak at apple's new phone, dubbed iphone 5. expectations are high it will offer everything from a larger screen to a panoramic camera. nevertheless, shares of apple dipped slightly today in advance of the announcement. and, as suzanne pratt reports, all investors should be watching how the stock performs. >> reporter: it's known as the "apple effect." apple's stock is up; so is the broader market. apple shares fall; major averages drop, too. the world's most valuable company makes up nearly 5% of the s&p 500 index. thanks to apple's huge gain this year,
>> this is n.b.r. >> susie: good evening. i'm susie gharib. more americans are moving up: existing home sales hit a two year high. >> tom: i'm tom hudson. we continue our look at the national debt, this man says all that red ink is a national security issue. former senator sam nunn joins u.s. >> susie: and with record low interest rates continuing, where best to invest in bonds, it's tonight's "street critique." >> tom: that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! >> susie: the housing recovery is looking better and better. more economic data showing that the housing sector is getting stronger. sales of existing homes jumped nearly 8% last month to a 4.82 million unit annual rate. that's a two-year high. construction of new homes and apartments rose 2.3%. the big gain was in single family homes. erika miller takes a closer look behind the numbers and gives us a status report on the housing recovery. >> reporter: when it comes to real estate, august is typically a slow month, but the latest housing data suggests there was strong momentum heading into the fall. the median price for a home resa
>> this is nbr. captioning sponsored by wpbt >> susie: good evening. i'm susie gharib. the head of the european central bank makes good on his promise to save the euro. we'll tell you about his bold new measures to rescue europe's struggling economies. >> tom: i'm tom hudson. mario draghi's plan boosts stocks around the globe, and here at home, where the s&p 500 stock index jumps to pre-crisis levels. how are investors feeling today, compared to four years ago? >> susie: and amazon introduces a new kindle fire, and the new paperwhite e-reader. we look at how its new models stack up. >> tom: that and more tonight on nbr! >> susie: u.s. stocks rallied to their highest levels in four years after europe's central bank announced a sweeping plan to solve the region's debt crisis. five weeks after pledging to do "whatever it takes" to preserve the euro, e.c.b. president mario draghi delivered on his promise by launching a program to buy unlimited quantities of euro- zone bonds. investors around the globe reacted to the concrete move with broad-based buying of stocks. on wall street, al
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